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Institute of Jazz Studies
Rutgers University Libraries

The Institute of Jazz Studies is the largest and most comprehensive library and archive of jazz and jazz-related materials in the world.

 

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It is the purpose of these web pages to document the services and activities of the Institute, to introduce its archives of jazz holdings, and to provide a digital sampling of the treasure trove of music, photos, history, instruments and memorabilia in the collections.

 

Lena Horne in 1981 with Dan Morgenstern, Director - Institute of Jazz Studies

 

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Events and News:

- Jazz From The Archives - on WBGO radio
- Jazz Research Roundtable - schedule

- Thursday, 24 April, 2014, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Ed Berger, retired Associate Director of IJS, is presenting a program on his newly published book: Softly, With Feeling: Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music: John Cotton Dana Library, 4th floor, Rutgers University, Newark.

 

 

 

 

 

- NEW ISSUE -Journal of Jazz Studies, a new online open format journal on jazz

- NEW - The Institute of Jazz Studies has completed work on a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to arrange and describe the collections of five women in jazz:
Wilma Dobie, Ella Fitzgerald, Abbey Lincoln, Annie Ross and Victoria Spivey.
These 5 collections are newly archived and available to jazz researchers.

- Berger - Carter - Fund (grants for jazz researchers)

- Great American Songbook Concert Series, 2013-2014
- Past Events - Concert Series

- Institute of Jazz Studies Receives Literary Landmark Designation from the New Jersey Center for the Book - The ceremony - October 23, 2013 at John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark - included the first concert of the Great American Songbook Concert Series featuring Daryl Sherman, piano, Joe Temperley, baritone sax, and Boots Maleson, bass.

- World's Largest Jazz Archive Housed at Rutgers - Video introduction to the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
- Click here for a tour of the Institute in a Photo Blog -similar to a tour on-site

- Jazz Archives Fellowship Program, 2012-2013

- Remembering Abbey Lincoln - 6 August 1930 - 14 August 2010
- Remembering Lena Horne - 30 June 1917 - 9 May 2010
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On September 22 - John Cotton Dana Library and the Rutgers University Alumni Association sponsored a celebration of the life of Lena Horne (1917-2010) with a talk by Horne biographer James Gavin along with a special musical performance by Daryl Sherman.

Exhibits:
- Digital Jazz Greats Exhibits

 

   
 
Rutgers University Libraries

Institute of Jazz Studies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
John Cotton Dana Library
185 University Ave.
Newark NJ USA 07102
Tel: (973) 353-5595
Fax: (973) 353-5944
Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
14:00 to 22:00 UTC
Monday - Friday

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